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Success! Baby from Ethiopia raised $1,231 to fund corrective surgery.

Baby
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$1,231
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Baby's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Baby post-operation

October 7, 2018

Baby underwent corrective surgery.

Surgery was successful. His parents are happy and excited and they thank Watsi for this unexpected help.

His father says, “I am very happy and so is my wife. This whole process is more than what we expected. I want to forward to Watsi my deepest gratitude.”

Surgery was successful. His parents are happy and excited and they thank Watsi for this unexpected help. His father says, “I am very happ...

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August 27, 2018

Baby is a playful child from Ethiopia. He is the first born to his family, and his mother is now expecting their second child. He loves to watch animated movies. He also loves to play with his parents and other babies.

Baby was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility.

Fortunately, Baby is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on August 30. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Baby’s mother says “Since we are financially unable to cover the cost for the hospital cost, we were worried. We are grateful for this opportunity. If not for this support our child won’t get hope of surgery.”

Baby is a playful child from Ethiopia. He is the first born to his family, and his mother is now expecting their second child. He loves to w...

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Baby's Timeline

  • August 27, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Baby was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • August 30, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Baby's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 20, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Baby received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • October 07, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Baby's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Baby's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Hypospadias
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,231 for Baby's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,126
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$40
Supplies
$0
Labs
$65
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Hypospadias is a congenital defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis. The urethra is the tube that drains urine from the bladder. In males, the opening of the urethra is normally at the end of the penis. Symptoms of hypospadias vary. This condition may cause genital malformation and urinary dysfunction. It can lead to infections, social stigma, and infertility.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

If this condition is not repaired, it can lead to urinary dysfunction, genital malformation, infertility, and increased risk of urinary tract infections.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Hypospadias is one of the most common birth defects in boys. It is the most frequent congenital urological anomaly, occurring in 1–3 per 1,000 live births.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After surgery, the patient is monitored closely and discharged from the hospital after five days. Stitches will be removed during a follow-up appointment.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The urethra will be corrected, improving urinary function.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This is a low-risk procedure, and the impact of this surgery lasts a lifetime. If the patient has complicated hypospadias, he may need to undergo further surgery. Follow-up visits with a urologist may also be needed, particularly when patients reach puberty.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality care centers in the region. Hospitals lack adequate resources and expertise to treat this condition.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Surgery is not required for mild cases. Otherwise, there is no alternative.

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